Wednesday, December 24, 2008

This is awesome! (From the City of Roseville)

Recycle your Wrapping Paper and help the Exploration Center make the Ideascape a reality.

Bring in your used wrapping paper, bows, ribbons, cards, gift boxes and bags after the presents are revealed and we will turn your trash into treasure! You will help reduce the chill of winter when the U.S. Green Fiber company partners with the Roseville Environmental Utilities Department to make home insulation. It will also help the Exploration Center to raise funds to create their outdoor Ideascape.
Bins will be available for your wrapping materials drop-off from Friday, December 26th – Monday, January 5that the following three locations:

Maidu Park – 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville, CA 95661

Mahany Park – in front of the Exploration Center/library building and at the recycling drop off at 1545 Pleasant Grove, Roseville, CA 95747

Washington Blvd - (with other recycling bins across from All American Raceways at 800 All American City Blvd.) Roseville, CA 95678

No need to remove staples or tape. If you have any questions please call 774-5780.


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Recipe: Holiday Favorites from Erin

"Not yo' momma's sugar cookies" or Rose's Sugar Cookies
1 cup Sugar
1 cup powered sugar
2 cubes butter
1 tsp. vanilla

4 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda

Cream first 4 ingredients. Combine flour, salt, cream of tartar, & baking soda in seperate bowl. Then mix together with creamed wet mixture. Roll in balls size of walnuts. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Mmmm yummy!

(this is Mikala Hennings good,
great alternative to pumpkin pie!)

1 Lg. can Pumpkin Mix-around 32 oz. (not pumpkin pie mix)
1 can Evaporated Milk
4 Eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
2 tbl. cinnamon

2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (or plain granola misxed with a little brown sugar for those who like life nutless!! ha ha ha, I can't stop laughing!)
1 box yellow cake mix
1 cup butter

Mix first 6 ingredients in large bowl. Pour into ungreased 9x13 dish. Layer yellow cake mix on top of pumpkin mix, then sprinkle nuts or granola & pour melted butter over top. BAke @ 325 for 1 hour & 15-30 min. SO GOOD!!